desert eagle- a simiauto hand gun that is most commonly found in 357mag,44mag,50AE with 9,8,7 magazine capacities. fitted with either a 6 or 10 inch barrel. The desert eagle weighs 72oz or 4.5lbs it is made by IMI but sold in the US by magnum research. Cost new from about $1250.00 and up depending on where it was purchased and the finish of the gun/ accessories.

To clear up common myths and misinformation of the desert eagle
The desert eagle is a large hand gun but is completly manageable. It will not break your wrist or come near doing so (Know a kid that could shoot a Smith and wesson 500 mag.{more powerful then the 50AE} when he was 9 and did not get hurt in any way.) It is not the best pistol in the world due to its size and weight and the reliablity. You can shoot it with one hand but the average hunter/shooter with much shooting experince would not do it since it is fairly difficult to hold 4.5lbs strait out and be accurate. And if you do shoot it with one hand most will not drop it and it will not hurt you when shot properly. Yes it can kill a bear and kill most animals but its nothing to brag about there are thousands of hand guns that can do the same and hit much harder(S&W500 or S&w460)and be more effective. The desert eagle is not a smart choice for defence against animals(or anything else) due to its weight and bulk 4.5lbs doesnt seem like much but packing it on your side makes you tired very quickly ecspecaily if all you do is sit on your comp and play CS all day. The fact that its a simiauto does not make it better in any way then a revolver. Also Magnum rounds like 357,44,50AE(the recoil and power from these cartriges are not what many think them to be) can be shot off quickly when done by someone who knows what the fuck they are doing. If you have little firearm knowlege and base your oppinion on a movie or a game then keep your comments to yourself So people that want to know what a desert eagle is will not get fed mis info.
The CS nerd thougt the "deagle" was the best firearm in the world since you could kill things in one shot.
The hunter was considering a desert eagle for a handgun but decided a revolver either a ruger,smith and wesson, or a taurus.
by Desert Eagle fan101 July 09, 2007
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Manufactured by Israeli Military Industries, for Magnum Research. A Gas-operated massive motherfucker.

Generally known to be one of the most powerful pistols available today, the Desert Eagle has obscene stopping power. Coming in .357, .41 .44 Magnum, .50 Action Express and .440 Cor-Bon calibres, the Desert Eagle fires big-bore rounds. Popularized by films, television and video-games, e.g. Half-Life Counter-Strike, the Desert Eagle is in fact avoided by everyone from counter-terrorism squads to terrorists themselves. It is about twice as heavy as the average pistol and approaches 11 inches in length - a normal pistol is about 6-7 inches. The Desert Eagle has considerable recoil and its only real use is sport-hunting, due to its single-shot accuracy, and sheer power - it could probably stop a bear dead in its tracks. The .50AE, is half an inch in calibre and weighs 'only' about 19 grammes. It's relatively slow, however, which severely impacts on its performance as a longer-range weapon.
Only men of Arnold Schwarzenegger's physique can truly handle the Desert Eagle, especially when chambered in .50 Action Express.
by Comrade Dmitri March 15, 2004
A big ass motherfucking gun.
shoot your arm clean off!
by Alex February 29, 2004
Desert Eagle. Pretty cool gun. Finicky with ammo. Really does not like lightly loaded rounds. Mine does fairly well with the ammo I reload for it using starline brass, Rainier 335gr bullets, CCI-350 primers, and 29 grains (weight not individual grains) of H110 powder.

The percieved recoil is actually less than most .44magnum revolvers like my 44 Ruger Blackhawk. This is due to it being gas operated and especially due to its excessive weight. Those of you that say it will break your wrist have no clue what you are talking about. Don't buy into the hype. It's powerful for a handgun but it is completely controllable with practice.

It's not worth having if you don't reload as ammo is $1-$1.50 per round. I can load the above "recipe" for about $160 per thousand if I already have the brass which can withstand a dozen or more loadings.

It does serve a practical role as a hunting handgun but is probably rarely used as such.
You guys make some pretty retarded comments on your wisdon of the Desert Eagle.
by RRA_45 May 05, 2006
A handgun origionally made in Israel, by IMI (who are also the makers of the Galil and Uzi). It is gas-operated, and comes in .357, .44, and .50 calibers. Even more powerful against living targets when loaded with hollow-point bullets, which expand when they hit the flesh, easily ahnialating the back of one's head if shot in the face.

Also, pre-pubescent assholes think that the Desert Eagle is an easy to hold weapon that gives next-to-nothing recoil (read: counter strike). However, the moment you hand them a Desert Eagle at a shooting range and they shoot just one bullet off they'll probably: A) Break their wrists from the recoil. -or- B) Break most of their face because they were holding the gun about as lightly as one would hold a BB/Pellet pistol.
.50 Caliber - 7 Rounds
.44 Caliber - 8 Rounds
.357 Caliber - 9 Rounds
...and for all you people who don't know what the hell caliber is, it's the diameter of the bullet. More caliber = more gunpowder = more power.
by Xiile May 08, 2004
Among the most powerful handguns ever made, this gun was made famous by its appearance in many films and computer games. Useful for blowing people's heads into mush.
Eat .50 AE round, zombie scum!
by Snake January 16, 2005
A gas operated, semi automatic pistol with a rotating bolt. It can be found chambered for the .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum,.50 Action Express, and .440 Corbon. A .41 Magnum model went out of production several years ago. Imported to U.S.A. by Magnum Research Inc.
Action movies and video games have helped make the Desert Eagle famous.
by JoeBob August 01, 2003
Despite the moronic ramblings of some of the other writers posted here, the Desert Eagle is an extremely powerful, relenting and highly accurate pistol capable of dealing massive amounts of damage due to it's large calibers. Adding to its great size and weight is the fact that it has a slide that travels rearward when reloading. This takes most "climb" out of the recoil and will put less snap on the wrists of a shooter than a revolver of the same caliber. What does this mean? Faster target acquisition for follow up shots. I have found the accuracy with a scoped 10" barrel from a supported firing position can be equal to many rifles at the distance of 100 yards. All in all, the Desert Eagle can support a variety of calibers and barrel lengths making it one of the most versitile handguns in production. Why did this gun become popular in movies and video games? Because it was, and still is, popular in the shooting world.
I can't say how they shoot in videos games, but desert eagles are fun IRL.
by hand cannon June 30, 2006
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